In the bandwagon of the greatest couples, the duo that raises the superlative to the highest degree: Michelle and Barack Obama. Recently, the First Lady of the former president, spilled the beans on what made her fall for husband and former US President Barack Obama, in her new podcast The Michelle Obama Podcast that was launched on Spotify.
The former FLOTUS invited Barack Obama as her first guest on the podcast. In a 48-minute episode, the couple reflected on their insights gained on various issues — how this generation perceive politics, raising daughters Malia and Sasha, to how they have spent quarantining together during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Can’t wait for you to hear the first episode of The #MichelleObamaPodcast! It’s a long, thoughtful talk with @BarackObama—we had some fun with this one. That conversation goes live tomorrow, but you can follow us right now by clicking the link in my bio to hear a preview.
The couple first bumped into each other in 1989 while they were both working at a law firm in Chicago. The former First Lady revealed a particular trait in Barack that drew her towards him.
The Becoming author added, “One of the reasons I fell in love with you is because you are guided by the principle that we are each other’s brother’s and sister’s keepers. And that’s how I was raised.”
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So excited for you to hear the first episode of The #MichelleObamaPodcast with @BarackObama! I wanted to start this season off by discussing a relationship that a lot of us are spending a lot of time thinking about right now and that’s our relationship with our community and our country. Given everything that’s going on in the world, I think that these days, a lot of people are questioning just where and how they can fit into a community. And how you answer those questions is unique to you, your experiences, and your communities––but the important thing is that you do go through the process of reflecting and reaching out to loved ones to talk through what you’re feeling and what you’re hoping for. Because once you do those things, I think you’ll have a better sense of your community, your country, and yourselves. And if enough of us can do that—and if enough of us can empathize with one another—then over time––and it will take a long time, we can come up with some solutions and create the change we’re all hoping for. Click the link in my bio to hear my conversation with Barack!
Speaking about all the instances drawn from numerous instances of her life, Michelle added, “I can say that my family, my neighbourhood, my notions of community growing up shaped that view, and shaped the choices that I made in life as I felt your experiences shaped yours.”
Adorable parents to two beautiful daughters, they also talked about how they would ideally like to leave the world for them, expressing hope that they further grow in “a country that respects everybody and looks after everybody, celebrates and sees everybody”.